So I've been dying to try my hand at milk bath photos for a while now and last weekend I got my chance! I'm so in love with how they came out. It's amazing how something so simple can create such an ethereal and whimsical effect. This little guy was so smiley and sweet. I'm hooked now! I can't wait to do more and to do maternity and even MORE creative sessions as well! Please contact me if you have any interest and let me talk you into booking one!
I love lifestyle photography. The purpose of this photography genre is to capture people how they are in their own, organic, environments. The primary goal is to tell stories about people's lives or to inspire people to find beauty in their every-day.
This is my very first time editing like this and I loved it. Definitely not for the faint of heart and not for my every day but it's so nice to break out from the norm and for Abbey and Jo I think it's perfect.
Experimenting with darker edits.
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I think most people assume photography is just point and shoot. I constantly hear "wow that's a great picture, what camera do you have?" and while the camera is an important tool it's just the canvas... or the paintbrush..? It's a tool, it's not the artist. you can make great images no matter what "box" you're using.
Beyond that, so much of what we do is done after the fact. There are photographers who shoot pictures and hand over the memory card afterward, completely unedited. That's called "shoot and burn" photography and it's perfectly acceptable if that's what you're looking for, but that's not what I do and here's why...
There is so much that can be accomplished with post processing. Just a few minor adjustments can change the entire mood of a photo.
This is SOOC (straight out of camera) ISO 800 F3.5 1/30
Quick Clean edit/ Soft edit
Light and Airy Edit
Dark and Moody
Soft Pink Light
Black and White Edit
Many photographers develop a signature style or visual voice through their edits and it becomes their calling card. I haven't been able to choose. Which style is your favorite.
Some of my favorite subjects seem to appear out of nowhere. I drive this road every single day but the light yesterday was amazing. The green image is what it looked like through my camera, exactly. I did no editing. With the help of my kids though we made some fun changes. Which one do you like best?
I'm going to be listing Metallic prints of these images on my Etsy page if you'd like a copy for your home, or you could contact me with your request.